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Oncology Overdrive

Sep 8, 2022

In this episode, host Shikha Jain, MD, speaks with hematologist, medical educator and University of Pennsylvania director of the women’s thrombosis and hemostasis program, Ariela Marshall, MD, about fertility advocacy for patients and physicians, navigating the medical system as physician parents and more.

  • Welcome to another exciting episode of Oncology Overdrive :14
  • About Marshall :18
  • The interview: 1:44
  • How did you get involved and interested in doing the work in the fertility space, and what led you to that world? 3:02
  • Do you think that some of this is due to the fact the way our healthcare system is set up in a way where women’s symptoms are often disregarded, or the way we look at our patients is riddled with implicit bias? Why do you think that this is such a huge problem? 7:30
  • What has been your experience with physicians and physician infertility? … Is it something that we have ideas of how we can really move the needle and change this? 11:26
  • Have you noticed any sort of culture shift, or do you think we still have a really long way to go in that space? 17:38
  • Creating and normalizing an office environment where family is a priority 22:48
  • Cultures and responses to reproductive health in the physician workforce 29:03
  • How the overturning of Roe v. Wade is going to impact infertility and fertility treatment 32:06
  • Is there hope for the future when we talk about these things? … Looking at the data, is this something that we can strive for or may change? 21:03
  • What are your future plans for this type of work and your research? What are you thinking the next steps are going to be? 26:48
  • If somebody could only listen to 2 minutes of today’s episode, what would you want them to take away? 39:56
  • How to contact Marshall 41:16
  • Thanks for listening 43:00

Ariela Marshall, MD, is a hematologist, medical educator and the director of the Women’s Thrombosis and Hemostasis program at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr. Jain at Follow us on Twitter @HemOncToday and @ShikhaJainMD. Marshall can be reached on Twitter @AMarshallMD.

Disclosures: Jain and Marshall report no relevant financial disclosures.